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Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera - DMCZS8K

Abt Model: DMCZS8K | UPC Code: 885170033351
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24mm Ultra Wide-Angle 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens/ Powerful 16x Optical Zoom/ Venus Engine VI/ Intelligent Scene Selector Scene Detection/ AF Tracking Subject Detection/ 3.0-inch, 230,000-dot High-Resolution LCD/ iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode/ POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection/ LUMIX Image Uploader/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera - DMCZS8K

Key Features:

  • 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens with 24mm
  • Ultra Wide Angle Precision quality optics--extremely bright with a powerful, versatile range
  • Power O.I.S. Twice the effect of previous Mega OIS, minimizes the effects of hand shake for virtually blur-free close-ups and long-zoom shots

Features:

  • 24mm Ultra Wide-angle 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS(TZ) series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS8 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle* to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including an ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit suppresses chromatic aberration which tends to occur in telephoto shooting. It also boasts a short total length of lens unit despite its higher versatility with longer zoom range, which is made possible by development of a new mechanism for the structure of lens barrel. The lens system is also compatible with high shutter speed of min.1/4,000 sec. *Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.
  • Powerful 16x Optical Zoom The DMC-ZS8 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. It can also be used for shooting movies, and is designed to suppress noise while zooming. This compact, pocket-sized camera can easily go wherever you do for both everyday snapshots and traveling.
  • Venus Engine VI The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the DMC-ZS8 to enable the recording of beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology. An advanced noise reduction system in the Venus Engine VI applies noise reduction (NR) to luminance noise and chromatic noise separately. As a result, beautiful images with minimal noise can be reproduced all the way up to ISO1600 high sensitivity at full resolution for beautiful night shots or dimly lit indoor shots.
  • Intelligent Scene Selector Scene Detection When the camera is in the iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode to one of Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait*1, Night Scenery or Sunset. The camera judges it from the various detection results such as focusing and brightness level of the circumstance*2. You are free adjusting settings every time the scene changes when taking images with these frequently used Scene Modes to get beautiful results. *1 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off. *2 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.
  • AF Tracking Subject Detection Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus. The AF Tracking makes sure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities
  • 3.0-inch, 230,000-dot High-resolution LCD The DMC-ZS8 is equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD with 230,000-dot high-resolution. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to change any settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose the iA Mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. Seven detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time. In addition, the Intelligent Resolution technology is always activated in the iA Mode which results in clearer and higher image quality in every photo with extended zoom range equivalent to 20x by the Intelligent Zoom.
  • POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection Everyone has had an experience of taking a photo at night and hoping to capture all the memories and beauty, only to be disappointed at the poor result. Panasonic has worked on the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. You get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds. *The POWER O.I.S. is automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the P/A/S/M Mode or some Scene Modes.
  • LUMIX Image Uploader The DMC-ZS8 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts by simply following the guidance.* Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube™ for movies. You can join these social networking services without having to install any special software. It's easy to share photos and movies on the spot, which means that your friends don't have to wait for you to come back home to see them.

Specifications:

  • Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diagram (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))
  • Optical Zoom 16x
  • Focal Length f=4.3-68.8mm (24-384mm in 35mm equiv.) (28-448mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 18.9x (4:3 / 10M), 22.5x (4:3 / 7M), 27.0x (4:3 / 5M), 33.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
  • Intelligent Zoom 20x Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 12 elements in 10 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
  • 2-Speed Zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer 1 Power O.I.S. (Off / On)
  • Digital Zoom 4x(Max. 64.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom) (Max. 135 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • Focus Range Display
  • AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
  • Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
  • Focus Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
  • AF Assist Lamp
  • ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
  • White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic)
  • Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
  • Face Detection Photo
  • Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst (image priority/speed priority)
  • Additional Still Image Scene Modes Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard/ art/ B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater
  • Shutter Interval approx. 0.7 sec
  • Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
  • Image Quality Fine/Standard
  • Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1280x 720 pixels, 30fps (Quicktime Motion JPEG)
  • Aspect Ratio 1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
  • Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
  • Real-time Histograms
  • Composition Guide Lines 2 patterns
  • LCD Monitor 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) Field of View : approx. 100% Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
  • Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Flitering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Interface AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
  • Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 895mAh) (Included) AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery Life 340 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.6 - 5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 QuickTime Adobe Reader Super LoiLoScope (trial version)
  • Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack AV cable, USB Cable Hand Strap, CD-ROM
  • Quick Menu
  • Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 1.9 f/s Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode) High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5.5 f/s (image priority) approx. 10 f/s (speed priority) (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
  • Focus Icon Select (in Face Recognition only)
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
  • Macro Zoom
  • Orientation Detector
  • Slideshow Mode All / Picture Only / Video Only / Travel / Category / Favorites BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Show Histogram
  • Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • Wind-Cut in Motion Picture
  • Intelligent ISO Control Photo
  • Face Recognition Photo
  • Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
  • File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Custom, SCN, My SCN2, My SCN1, Movie
  • Still Picture Recording 4:3 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M) / 640X480(0.3M)
  • Still Picture Recording 3:2 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M)
  • Still Picture Recording 16:9 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
  • Still Picture Recording 1:1 3232x3232 (10.5M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M) / 2304x2304 (5.5M) / 1920x1920 (3.5M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M)/ 480x480 (0.2M)
  • Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
  • Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
  • Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12/30-thumbnails
  • Calendar Display
  • Set Favorites
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
  • Travel Date / World Time
  • Built-in-Memory approx. 70MB
  • Mono Microphone / Speaker
  • AF Tracking Photo
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
  • Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie
  • Playback Motion Picture (Motion JPEG)
  • LUMIX Image Uploader
  • Resize / Cropping

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.31"
  • Height: 2.27"
  • Width: 4.13"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.27"
Width (inches)4.13"
Depth (inches)1.31"
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.3-68.8mm
Focus ModesNormal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking Continuous AF
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec / 10sec
Shutter SpeedYes
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC
Power SourceLithium-Ion Battery
White BalanceYes
  

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera
 
3.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Convenient (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

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      1.0

      Initially loved it

      By 

      from Boston ma

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

        Camera just 2 years old and now ruined because of dust in the sensor which spoils all photos with a bright background .

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Save Your Money

        By 

        from WA

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • Difficult to use
        • Expensive
        • Poor quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

          You would think with a name like ZEISS that would be an indicator of quality. NOT! There are engineering issues with this camera that have been discussed at length on other forums. One being the inherant problem with dirt or some other anomalous debris getting on the platen and inside the lense. It is a recurring issue that affects photo quality regardless if sent in for repair. Maybe they forgot to design an "o" ring or something? Never had this issue with the big three or any other camera. My 1956 Leica runs circles around this thing and it uses FILM. It's a shame, that even my camera phone blows this thing out of the water.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          disappointed

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to use

          Cons

          • Did not meet expectations

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

            Great outdoor pictures but awful at occasions like weddings where the light may be dim. This is even with the flash on

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Slow on continue shots

            By 

            from NJ

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • Inexpensive
            • picture quality is very good.
            • wide angle helps a lot for close shots.

            Cons

            • you have to wait few seconds between shots

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

              This is camera is almost perfect one for me, except it is two slow for continuing shots. It seems to take long to get focused on the next shot and even slower if the auto flash light is being powered up.

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              (22 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Disappointing "Upgrade"

              By 

              from Kansas City, MO

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Convenient
              • Excellent zoom
              • very good burst mode

              Cons

              • Difficult to use
              • no ability to reduce image compression
              • No RAW format
              • not any better than previous generation camera

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

                I previously had the ZS3 series camera which I LOVED. When I needed to replace it, I naturally went to the ZS8 after reading several reviews about poor image quality on the ZS10. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the ZS8 was, contrary to its specifications, not even as good as my ZS3. I hope that a firmware update comes out which allows me to reduce the compression on the images and turn off the anti-hand shake feature (like my ZS3 could do). Another option would be a RAW format. Overall, it's still a good camera, but I am disappointed that the newer camera keeps making me long for my old ZS3...

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                (52 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this camera!

                By 

                from Indianapolis, IN

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • didn't get a lot of documentation on how to use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

                  I have an expensive SLR, but wanted something smaller that I could pack around in my purse. We took it to Vegas and to a Steve Martin concert. It was awesome! I love the zoom because it can really get up close and personal. There are so many options to use also for the type of pictures you are wanting to take. It took great shots from the airplane, and it took great shots in the concert with no flash. I was amazed when I was able to get the pics developed on how great they looked.

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                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WOW

                  By 

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Convenient

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Black Camera:

                    This is a replacement for a Lumix I bought 7 years ago and loved -- to death. 16X Leica zoom! And faster!

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